PG. 1951. Stoic, rugged rancher Randolph Scott is pushed into a corner by the town heavy, who moves in on his girl as well as his land. Looks bad for the granite-faced one but Scott always knows the point at which a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. And he does it. Modest but attractively photographed outdoor western. Joan Leslie. 9.30pm, Go!
M. 2002. Fearless vampire slayer Wesley Snipes is back hunting the bloodsuckers, though this time, an even greater danger threatens both humans and the vamps. Calling a truce, both species must hunt down and kill the deadly Reapers. Loads of gore and, as usual, shot in near darkness, which makes it a bit hard to follow. Snipes is great though. Ron Perlman. 9.30pm, SBS TWO
M. 2010. When she gets her dream job in New York, art curator Lene Maria Christensen is confronted by her own pregnancy and the terminal illness of her family patriarch father, concerned that the family business will die with him. Compelling drama about the tensions within families. Jesper Christensen.
ABOLD attempt by the ABC to cut through the political pollution clouding the climate-change debate only highlights the frustration both sides have in getting their point across. I Can Change Your Mind About Climate takes former senator and climate-change doubter Nick Minchin and founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition Anna Rose on a discovery tour.
Filmed last year, the aim is that Rose and Minchin meet with international experts who support their opinions, to convince the other they’re wrong and should change their mind.
Minchin and Rose talk to graziers, carbon modellers, professors and doctors – and visit Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and several locations in the UK.
The exercise has its benefits for those wanting to hear both sides of the debate, but it seems that Rose and Minchin are firmly set on their opinions and not willing to change.
In one visit, Rose questions Professor Richard Lindzen’s credibility because of his alleged links to the tobacco industry, which makes Minchin’s blood boil. As Rose leaves the professor’s house she says: ‘‘He’s obviously a smart person, but that doesn’t mean he’s smart about everything.’’
In a recent interview Minchin says: ‘‘I was disappointed that in most of the appointments I arranged with sceptics, she (Rose) sought to dismiss their views on the assertion that they were in the pocket of some big tobacco or oil company or some nasty creature of that kind. ‘‘I was upset by her (Rose’s) rudeness.’’ Rose found sceptics to have varying views. ‘‘The thing about the people who argue against carbon pollution is you find that some of the arguments they put forward aren’t always consistent,’’ she says. ‘‘There are just so many contradictory viewpoints for people arguing against carbon pollution.’’
A special edition of Q&A airs immediately after I Can Change Your Mind About Climate to continue the debate.
Thursday, 8.30pm, ABC1.
hosts Anna Rose and Nick Minchin.